En primeur refers to a system of procuring wines early while they are still in barrels. This method offers the investor the opportunity to invest in a particular vintage before it is bottled. In good vintages, en primeur can present the investor with the greatest yield since the initial release prices are usually the lowest at which the wines will ever be sold.
100% of transparency
The opening En Primeur price is almost always considerably cheaper than the future price of the wine on the open market.
Wines are purchased exclusive of Duty and VAT and then usually shipped 2-3 years after the vintage.
100% of provenance
En Primeur wines are purchased before they are bottled and released onto the market and while the wine barrels are still lying within the Chateau.
They can only be purchased by the unmixed case (12 bottles, 24 half bottles, 6 magnums etc.).